Debunking AC Myths Keeping You Hot

Welcome to Mel-O-Air’s blog, where we aim to keep you cool and informed! Today, we’re tackling some common myths about air conditioning that might be causing you unnecessary discomfort or expense.

Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better

Many homeowners believe that installing the largest air conditioning unit will ensure maximum cooling power. However, this is a misconception. An oversized unit will cycle on and off frequently, leading to inefficient operation, uneven cooling, and higher energy bills. The key is to have a professional calculate the right size for your home based on factors like square footage, insulation, and sun exposure.

Myth #2: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Contrary to popular belief, closing vents in unused rooms does not save energy. In fact, it can actually put unnecessary strain on your AC system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to premature breakdowns. For optimal efficiency and even cooling, keep all vents open and unobstructed.

Myth #3: AC Units Don’t Need Maintenance

Many homeowners neglect regular maintenance for their air conditioning units, assuming they’ll continue to run smoothly. However, neglecting maintenance can lead to a host of issues, including decreased efficiency, poor indoor air quality, and even system failure. At Mel-O-Air, we recommend scheduling annual tune-ups to keep your AC running at peak performance.

Myth #4: Cranking the Thermostat Cools the Home Faster

When you come home to a hot house, it’s tempting to crank the thermostat down to the lowest setting in hopes of cooling it faster. However, this doesn’t actually work. Your AC unit will cool the home at the same rate regardless of the temperature setting. Instead, set the thermostat to your desired temperature and let the system do its job efficiently.

We hope this blog has helped debunk some common AC myths and provided you with valuable insights. At Mel-O-Air, we’re committed to keeping you cool and comfortable while saving you money on energy costs. Contact us today for all your air conditioning needs!